Actor and singer Andy Hallett
has passed away, aged 33. Hallet, best known for his recurring role as Lorne in hit TV show Angel
, died from heart failure following a five-year battle against heart disease.
He landed his first break after he was dragged on stage at a concert to sing with Patti LaBelle
- the performance kick started his career as a singer-songwriter. Hallett was spotted during a revue at a Los Angeles nightclub by Buffy The Vampire Slayer
creator Joss Whedon
, who created the demon character Lorne in the show's spin-off Angel just for him.
The star appeared in 76 episodes before series ended in 2004. Hallet's subsequent ill health ended his acting career.
He died on Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, with his father Dave Hallett by his side.
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